All these items are items that you should have on hand anyways....regardless of current social ills.
In my mind being prepared, is not watching the news cycle to see if you should prep, it should be ingrained in your psyche.
Once you have a mindset of preparedness, you can rationalize a situation more effectively, as you know what you have done, to insulate in as much as possible, your family from social interaction.
Your home security plan is also not something that is transient, it needs to be in 100% every day, even without any social abnormalities or additional potential upheavals.
We have been living like this in the sticks of Sussex co for 27 years....this is why we never settled in LI or more densely populated areas.
We weathered Sandy with not so much as a little dent, God grant us the same for what might be coming.
Shotties and handguns are always loaded....ya know big bears and possible intruders......we don't have to go to rifles, just yet.
I see all this as an opportunity and a wake up call for America....
I see this as waking some others up to how we need manufacturing back home....how we need domestic supplies, domestic production, domestic energy etc.
What does that guy on YouTube say, - something from Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong, Be of good courage and long live the Republic.
Above article was about how it was expected to be passed.